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Assistant Director, Library Services

Northampton Community College

Primary Function:
To provide administrative oversight and management of the day-to-day library operations, including test proctoring, at NCC’s Monroe Campus Library in Tannersville, PA.

Responsibilities:
(1) Oversight of library operations: (a) manages all library circulation functions; (c) prepares and maintains circulation and testing records and reports; (d) primary contact for Monroe library technology, working with library computer technician; (e) monitors library interior for general maintenance and safety; (f) provides reference services in the absence of a librarian; (2) Oversight of testing operations: (a) coordinates exam proctoring, including NCC Online Learning courses, NCC students with Disability Services Accommodations, NCC make-up exams, Pearson Vue exams, and ATI exams; (b) primary contact for outside institution proctoring; (3) Supervision of circulation staff and student workers: (a) hires, trains, and schedules Information Services’ Assistants and student workers; (b) assesses, implements, and revises procedures relative to the operation of the Monroe library; (c) collaborates with full time library support staff at Bethlehem Campus as needed; (4) Administrative functions; (a) Participates as an administrator, works to effectively communicate the NCC library mission, strategic plan and goals, for Monroe Campus students, faculty, staff, and community patrons and to foster library-faculty relationships; (b) supervises and schedules training of all Monroe campus library staff, and ensures updating of procedural manuals for both libraries; (c) assists Director in evaluation and assessment of overall departmental functions and with implementation of new service objectives; (d) in the absence of the Director is the administrator with full responsibility of NCC libraries;  (5) Other duties: (a) works with the Director, other Information Services staff, and academic affairs faculty and staff in planning, developing, and administering quality Library Services; (b) special projects as assigned.

Organizational Relationships:  
(1) Responsible to the Director, Library Services; (2) coordinates with Associate Dean at Monroe Campus, as on-site member of Academic Affairs Division; (3) Coordinates work with all library staff at both campuses, Monroe faculty, and administrative teams; (4) participates in College committees.

Performance Standards:  
Performance in this position is considered satisfactory when: (1) responsibilities of the position and special assignments have been completed satisfactorily, within the specified time frame, and at a level to ensure efficient functioning of the library; (2) effective, cooperative relationships exist with college students, faculty, and staff.

Qualifications:  
(1) Education:  Master’s degree in library or information science required; Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association-accredited program preferred.  (2)  Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:  (a) proven management and supervisory experience, with strong interpersonal skills; (b) proven ability to function effectively as a member of a team; (c) excellent customer service skills and ability to work with students, faculty, and staff; (d) excellent written and oral communication skills; (e) strong organizational, planning, and time management skills with the demonstrated competency to serve in an administrative capacity; (f) high level of accuracy with details; (g) ability to use technology systems and tools to support library operations; (h) familiarity with information technology and its application in a library setting; (i) experience using the library print and online resources; (j) ability to work with and relate to community constituencies.    (3) Experience: (a) Minimum of 3 years of recent management and supervisory experience; (b) Minimum of 2 years of library services experience, ideally at the community college level; (c) test proctoring experience preferred.

To Apply:
Apply online here. Posting will close on 5/22/19

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Public Services Librarian

Manlius Library

Job Description:
The Public Services Librarian works both independently and as part of the entire Manlius Library staff to achieve the mission and goals of the Manlius Library.  This includes but is not limited to design, development, planning, organization, management, implementation, promotion, and assessment of adult programs for the community. It also includes promotion of all library services and activities throughout the community.  In this role, the Public Services Librarian collaborates with library staff, community members, and various community groups to develop and promote a diverse and wide range of innovative and engaging programs in support of the library’s mission and vision.

The Public Services Librarian is in a position of responsibility and leadership within the library and is expected to support the development and training of staff members while exhibiting flexibility and professionalism in support of the library’s mission.

Hours:
This is a full-time salaried position working 35 hours a week.

Position Duties:

  1. Evaluates needs of community and identifies opportunities for new and enhanced adult programs, collaborating with library staff and community partners to design, implement, and assess programs that meet the needs of the community in accordance with the library’s mission
  2. Promotes all library programs and services throughout the community using a variety of different formats and outlets including websites, posters, physical and e-newsletters, and other promotional venues
  3. Identifies trends and opportunities and plans adult programming accordingly
  4. Secures grants to support adult programming needs of library
  5. Stay informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes within both the library profession and the local community
  6. Provide reference and readers advisory services to patrons including assistance
  7. Provides circulation desk support including reader’s advisory, reference services, and computer support as scheduled or required
  8. Other special projects and duties as assigned by the Library Director in support of the library’s mission

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of adults in the community
  2. Ability to work independently, use initiative, organize, set goals, and follow procedures
  3. Strong decision-making skills; accuracy, initiative, and ability to be creative and forward-     thinking; ability to use sound judgment and logical reasoning to resolve problems
  4. Excellent computer knowledge and an understanding of all technology used at the library including knowledge of POLARIS
  5. Proficiency in web development including WordPress
  6. Knowledge and proficiency of written English, including style and editing standards
  7. Knowledge of audio-video technology
  8. Knowledge of and proficiency in graphic design software
  9. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously
  10. Knowledge of reference materials, library collections, and trends and issues in the library profession
  11. Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  12. Excellent communication and customer service skills

Required:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school and a minimum of three (3) years professional library experience.
  2. This position may require working during any of the hours that the Library is open, including evenings and weekends. Although a weekly schedule is established, the needs of the Library may require schedule changes and flexibility.
  3. New York State Public Library Certificate

Physical Requirements:
Ability to operate and view a computer screen for extended periods of time. Depth, color, peripheral, and distance vision routinely required. Regular lifting up to 35 pounds. Ability to hear, talk, walk, sit, bend, reach, grasp. Occasional need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. May be required to stand for extended periods of time.

Compensation:
Negotiable commensurate with experience plus benefits.

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest and resume, including professional references, to jmilligan@manliuslibrary.org  by 5/3/2019.
Applications will be evaluated as they are received. Please include Public Services Librarian in the subject field.

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Library Director   

Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library

Full-time/Anticipated start June, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library in Hammondsport, NY seeks an energetic, innovative and community-oriented director with proven leadership and supervisory skills. The successful candidate should have the passion, vision and motivation required to lead the library in the “Coolest Small Town in America”.  
The library is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, on Keuka Lake in the historic village of Hammondsport, home to award winning wineries and two renowned museums.
Chartered in 1938, the library built a beautiful new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in 2007.  As part of the Southern Tier Library System, the Taylor Library houses over 50,000 materials, serves as a vibrant community learning and enrichment center, offers over 200 adult and children’s programs annually and has a well-established early literacy program for preschoolers and their caretakers.  The library prides itself on providing excellent customer service with free and equal public access to all educational and arts-related resources and programs.

The Library Director is the chief executive of the library, reporting to a Board of Trustees.

All staff positions (3 part-time) are civil service appointments.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervising daily operations with an emphasis on high quality customer service
  2. Managing 4 part-time and 28 volunteer staff. All paid staff are civil service positions.
  3. Planning, resourcing and implementing programs for 21st century learners of all ages
  4. Establishing collaborative partnerships with local educational & arts centers
  5. Recommending, developing and following policies and procedures
  6. Being actively involved in seeking fund raising opportunities and funding sources.
  7. Understanding the unique qualities of our community
  8. Developing the annual budget

Essential Characteristics:

  1. A vision for the future of small public libraries
  2. knowledge of library principles, practices and trends through professional development
  3. creative program ideas for all age groups
  4. commitment to staying well-informed on technology, legal, financial and other relevant library issues
  5. ability to use all aspects of technology as it can be creatively applied to library programs and use
  6. an understanding of collaborative personnel management
  7. ability to analyze data and make decisions, recommendations and prepare reports
  8. excellent verbal and written communications skills
  9. a passion for the tasks at hand
  10. strong customer service skills.

Qualifications:

  1. Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and 3-5 years of administrative/supervisory experience.
  2. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Library Science

Compensation:  
Commensurate with experience and skills

To Apply:  
Send a cover letter and resume by May 10, 2019 via e-mail to: wightmann@stls.org or, by US Mail to:

Search Committee,
Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library,
PO Box 395
Hammondsport, NY 14840

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Librarian I (Full-Time)

Olean Public Library

Salary:
$38,630 annually plus benefits

About the Position:
The Olean Public Library, located in the beautiful Southern Tier region of Western New York, seeks an innovative, creative individual to oversee programs for teens and adults. This position is also responsible for supervision of paraprofessional programming staff, coordinating the monthly newsletter, scheduling gallery exhibits, grant writing, collection development responsibilities, and staffing of customer service desks. Must be proficient in the use of a wide variety of technology and social media applications. Flexibility to work some evenings and Saturdays is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.
Possession of the New York State Public Librarian Certificate by the time of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of teen development, programming, and literature; awareness of diverse programming for adults of all ages.

Civil Service:
Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. Appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement on the eligibility list established through the Civil Service Examination process. This is a training and experience rated exam which will be held at a date following appointment to the position.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to director@oleanlibrary.org.  Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit www.oleanlibrary.org.

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Librarian I

Crandall Public Library

Salary & Schedule:
$37,290 annually plus benefits
35 hours per week with some nights & weekends

About the Position:
Crandall Public Library is seeking a F/T Librarian I for Adult Services as our Outreach Librarian. This position is responsible for mobile library services to senior facilities and other off-site locations.  Candidate must have transportation, a valid NYS driver’s license, and the ability to lift 60 pounds. Public service hours include reference services, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance in a fast-paced environment. Excellent customer service skills are a must. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, exercise professional judgment, and handle multiple tasks. Ability to arrange library programs for the public a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS or MSIS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as following accepted education practices; and eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.

Civil Service:
Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. A provisional appointment will be made with examination to be held at a later date. Candidate must meet civil service requirements for appointment following establishment of eligible list.

To Apply:
Mail or e-mail application, resume, and three professional references to:

Guinevere Forshey
Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518)792-6508 x246

Applications must be received by May 24, 2019.

EOE/AA Employer

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Executive Director Job Posting

Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)

The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) in Middletown, New York, is seeking an Executive Director.  This is an opportunity to lead an innovative, collaborative, future- oriented library System in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York area.  We seek a leader who believes in visible leadership, empowering others to act and serve with accountability and integrity; supports professional staff development through education, mentoring, etc.; actively listens to all stakeholders; understands the demands of the evolving nature of the modern library and has skills to foster continued growth that supports new innovation and diversity.

Top candidates’ experience should reflect our core values:

  1. Equitable access to all library services throughout our service area;
  2. Open and effective communication with all member libraries, staff and trustees;
  3. Providing high quality consolidated and cooperative services in the most cost-effective manner;
  4. Increasing awareness about the value and importance of library services through active advocacy;
  5. Promoting a work environment of innovative, proactive, empowered staff who encourage respect for and trust in each other.

RCLS is a diverse consortia of 47 independent public libraries.  RCLS has a $4.9 million budget and a Full-Time staff of 25 working together to provide excellent service and value to member libraries and their patrons through current technologies, efficient resource sharing, collaboration, and shared expertise.  The service area of RCLS encompasses four counties: Orange; Rockland; Sullivan; and southern Ulster.  This service area covers 2,467 square miles with a population of 803,351.

General Summary:
The Executive Director, under the direction of the eleven-member Board of Trustees, has the overall responsibility for the general administration of System operations.  This includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operation of the System.

The Executive Director supervises and manages all RCLS staff, works with the Board, member libraries and their staffs, and any major stakeholders.  Working with these groups, the Executive Director will facilitate the design of a strategic vision for the System which aligns its mission with member library and community needs and priorities.

Proven Skills and Abilities:
RCLS is looking for a candidate with a track record of vision, creativity and enthusiasm who wants to be part of an environment that is forward thinking.  We seek a Director with demonstrated:

  1. Written communications skills;
  2. Persuasive public address skills;
  3. Flexibility;
  4. Political expertise at local, regional, state and national levels;
  5. Collaboration, consensus building and conflict resolution skills; and
  6. Experience in recruiting, building and mentoring a workforce.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; ability to obtain and retain a New York State Public Librarian Certificate, and a minimum of eight (8) years professional experience with a minimum of two (2) years administrative experience preferably in a public library system environment.  Management experience in government, business, higher education or non-profit enterprises will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MBA or MPA Degree;
  2. Experience and skill in strategic planning and fiscal management;
  3. Demonstrated commitment to resource sharing and access to information in a member driven environment (familiarity with issues of consortia);
  4. Proven knowledge of library automation, telecommunications, and emerging technologies;
  5. Proven skill in vendor negotiation with the express purpose of lowering consortia costs without a degradation or loss of services;
  6. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

Additional Skills:

  1. Experience with diverse populations;
  2. Foreign/ASL language ability;
  3. Familiarity with legislative processes.

Compensation:
The hiring salary range is $130,000 - $140,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.  A probationary period of six (6) months will be followed by an evaluation by the Board of Trustees.

RCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Affirmative Action and the treatment of all individuals with courtesy and respect.  Women and Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Via Email
Please attach resume, cover letter and at least three (3) written letters of recommendation on company letterhead and email in PDF format to RCLSSearchCommittee@rcls.org.

Via US Mail
Ramapo Catskill Library System
ATTN: Search Committee
619 Route 17M
Middletown, New York 10940-4395

Travel stipend for interviews will be considered for non Tri-State area candidates. A full job description for the position may be accessed here.  Deadline for submission to be received at RCLS is: 5/31/19

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Library Assistant (part-time 20 hr. week)

City of Rochester / Monroe County Library System   

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate Raising a Reader program, working with Head Start, child care centers, family care homes, elementary schools, and recreation centers;
  2. Conduct annual kick-off and refresher orientations for child care providers;
  3. Coordinate parent kick-off orientations and parent skill building workshops;
  4. Provide ongoing support to child care providers, including site visits for weekly story times;
  5. Order and distribute program materials to child care providers;
  6. Manage inventory system of RAR materials, including training materials and classroom kits.
  7. Coordinate program evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (in any field)

Special Requirements:

  1. Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  2. Excellent public service orientation to deal with diverse populations;
  3. Excellent attention to detail;
  4. Strong organizational skills to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities, and meet critical deadlines;
  5. Knowledge of early childhood development and/or early literacy principles;
  6. Technical abilities including computer word processing and data management;
  7. Working knowledge of MS Excel;
  8. Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable.

Salary:  
$20.91 to $23.89 per hour

To Apply:
Respond in writing, by submitting an application to the Rochester Public Library, Personnel Office, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 by Monday, April 29, 2019.

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Librarian 1 - Adult services

Niagara Falls Public Library

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking, due to an impending retirement, an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Under the supervision of the Executive Library Director of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Main / LaSalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the adult literature collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; stays current on technology trends, performs outreach to community agencies as needed.

Minimum qualifications are:

  1. Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  2. Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.
  3. Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  1. Knowledge of adult literature, adult programming and current tech trends
  2. Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service
  3. This is a Training & Experience Rated exam. To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).
Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

Compensation:
Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To Apply:
Please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to: spotwin@nioga.org Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin May 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch on Main Street and a second branch in the LaSalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

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Librarian 1 - Teen Services

Niagara Falls Public Library

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1 (with a knowledge of teen literature and teen programming) . Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the LaSalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch; prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the branch's collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; performs outreach to community agencies as needed. May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch.

Minimum qualifications are:

  1. Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  2. Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.
  3. Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  1. Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service
This is a Training & Experience Rated exam. To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).
Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

Compensation:
Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To Apply:
Please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to: spotwin@nioga.org Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin May 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch on Main Street and a second branch in LaSalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

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Library Clerk

Niagara Falls Public Library

We are hiring for a part-time library clerk to work both the Main and LaSalle Library Branch circulation counters. Seeking an individual who likes order, is committed to providing a high level of customer service, is detail oriented, has a sense of humor, likes to answer questions and help their community. (17 hours per week approx, evening and Saturday availability required, must be a resident of the City of Niagara Falls, $11.58 per hour.)

To Apply:
Please apply in person at 1425 Main Street, completing an application form at either the Main or Lasalle Branch library counter. Application is also available online http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html and may be emailed to spotwin@nioga.org or mailed to Niagara Falls Public Library, Attn: Director, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

Deadline: open until suitable candidate is found.  

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Summer Page

Niagara Falls Public Library

Calling all summer students! Looking for employment this summer? We are seeking 2 individuals to work 17 hours per week from June 24 until August 19th, 2019

Duties to include:
Shelving, answering the telephone, assisting patrons at the counter by signing materials in and out using our computerized library catalog, collecting fines, answering directional questions, sorting out library system delivery bags,  assisting Children's librarian with program preparation and set up, cleaning discs, dusting shelves etc.
Salary: $11.10 per hour

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin May 17, 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled. Application can be found online http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html or at the counter of either Main or Lasalle Branches. Must be a resident of City of  Niagara Falls, NY. For more information, please contact spotwin@nioga.org

Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:
Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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Shelver

Great Neck Library, Parkville Branch

About the Position:
The Great Neck Library seeks a detail-oriented individual to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order.
Must have excellent alphanumeric skills. In addition to daily shelving tasks, this position will require moving books, using carts,to organize the collection. Position involves standing, bending and the ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

Salary & Schedule:
Starting Salary: $12.00/ Hour
7-10 hrs per week
Flexible Schedule

To Apply:
Resumes/Applications should be emailed to employment@greatnecklibrary.org by April 26, 2019

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Public Services Librarian

Huntington Memorial Library

The Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta, NY is seeking a Public Services Librarian (Librarian I). We are looking for a friendly, community-focused, tech-savvy individual to supervise the Circulation Desk at a busy, rural library. This is a dream job for a librarian who loves books and wants to share their passion with the community.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide excellent customer service.
  2. Supervise the Circulation Desk, including training, scheduling and oversight of approximately 6 library clerks.
  3. Provide Readers Advisory information using displays, author highlights and programs, social media posts, shelf-talkers, etc.
  4. Manage collection development efforts.
  5. Monitor public computers and provide regular updates.
  6. Attend and provide professional development opportunities.

Skills necessary to succeed:
The ideal applicant will have exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills; be independent and self-driven; possess strong supervisory capabilities including motivating staff and recognizing and utilizing skill sets; have a strong comfort level when assisting patrons with common technology questions; have a passion for books and reading; and be creative with both print and social media.

Salary and Requirements:
Salary is negotiable beginning at $40,000 with benefits, depending on experience. This is a Civil Service position, and therefore appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement through the Civil Service Training and Experience Examination process. Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution and be eligible for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application.

To Apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter and three references to on.twinstead@gmail.com by May 1, 2019.

Tina Winstead
Huntington Memorial Library
62 Chestnut St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

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Circulation Supervisor

Pawling Library

The Pawling Library is looking for a full-time circulation supervisor to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work Tuesdays through Saturdays every week: Tuesday (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Wednesday (9:30 AM – 6:00 PM), Thursday (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Friday (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM), and Saturday (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM) This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The circulation supervisor performs the following functions:

  1. All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  2. Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  3. Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  4. Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  5. Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  6. Coordinates library circulation volunteers.
  7. Maintains library supplies.
  8. Oversees the processing of new library material.
  9. Oversees shelving and shelf maintenance.
  10. Advises the library administration on library services.
  11. Assists in collection development.
  12. Provides statistical information for the director’s monthly report.
  13. Provides reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  1. Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  2. A large degree of comfort with technology.
  3. Ability to answer questions about the library.
  4. Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position:
Full-time- 37 hours per week

Pay:
$24,000 to $34,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits:
Paid time off after six months, health and dental insurance after three months

To Apply:
Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/
Deadline to apply: Sunday April 21st

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Part Time Librarian I or Librarian Trainee – Children’s Services

Center Moriches Free Public Library

Must be able to work:  

  1. Saturdays, 9:15-5:15  
  2. Sundays, 11:45-5:15

Description of Duties:        
The Center Moriches Free Public Library’s Children’s Department is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, friendly candidate to fill a position as a part time Children’s Librarian Trainee.  Candidate must possess a strong interest and knowledge of children’s material and technology.  Good communication skills and ability to work with others are vital.  Must be a comfortable public speaker.  Flexibility is a must.  Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

Responsibilities:        
Include, but are not limited to:

  1. Assisting children and families with reader’s advisory, use of library resources and   technology.     
  2. Creating and implementing children’s programs for newborns through 6th graders.  
  3. Assisting in outreach events to promote the library and its services.  
  4. Developing displays, bibliographies and other promotional materials.  
  5. Additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

Requirements:
Candidates must have an MLS/MLIS degree or be enrolled in an accredited or New York State registered library program, completion of which will qualify the applicant for either a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or for a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS).  Must graduate with a minimum of 12 credits coursework in Children’s Services, including 3 in Children’s Literature.

Salary:
Salary begins at $22 for Librarian Trainee and $24 for Librarian I  

To Apply:
Please send inquiries and/or resumes to:

Margie DeCaro
Head of Children’s Services
Center Moriches Public Library
mdecaro@centermoricheslibrary.org

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University Librarian

St. Lawrence University Library

The University Librarian is the academic, administrative, and financial officer of the Libraries and oversees all operations and services. The University Librarian reports directly to the Vice President of University and Dean of Academic Affairs. S/he oversees librarians and works collaboratively with IT leadership and the Director of Research and Digital initiatives to provide leadership and vision within the Libraries and Information Technology division and to foster integration between areas where such integration enhances services. In addition, s/he serves on the Dean’s Staff, a consultative body chaired by the Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Articulates a clear vision of the SLU Libraries’ role in the teaching, learning, and research experience of St. Lawrence University students as well as the experience of the larger community
  2. Works collaboratively with faculty and administration to ensure that the vision of the library serves the mission of the University and engages the library faculty and staff in the ongoing refinement of this vision via a system of participatory management
  3. Works with the library faculty and staff to develop, administer, and implement strategic planning initiatives, ensuring alignment with the University’s strategic plans and goals.
  4. Contributes to the University and the library profession through scholarship and professional service
  5. Works with other leaders in LIT to ensure that integration between the areas within the division is optimal.
  6. Develops and manages the library budget to support and enhance library collections, services and staff.
  7. Raises funds to support the Libraries, including external grants and philanthropy
  8. Oversees and manages space planning of library facilities and collections; ensures that this supports the planning needs of the University community.
  9. Contributes to building a culturally diverse educational environment though specific library initiatives, hiring, and management practices
  10. Participates in the library profession and maintains useful, collaborative relationships with colleagues, vendors, and resource sharing consortia.
  11. Coordinates all library personnel matters and encourages collegiality, engagement, and professional development of the library faculty and staff.
  12. Works with the community to articulate the role of the SLU Libraries as a cultural resource for Northern New York
  13. Develops and implements an assessment plan for the libraries.
  14. Analyzes and evaluates library services in order to prepare statistical and written reports in support of University, professional, and accreditation initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited program
  2. Minimum of six years of professional experience in an academic library with evidence of relevant, progressively responsible library management experience
  3. Experience as a director of an academic library or in leading a significant unit of an academic library
  4. The ability to communicate a shared vision for the library
  5. Demonstrated record of a collaborative leadership style
  6. Significant experience with library budgets, strategic planning, and policy development
  7. Experience leading efforts to integrate technology in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship
  8. Demonstrated awareness of emerging trends in academic libraries
  9. Demonstrated commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated success in obtaining external funds from gifts and grants
  2. Experience working with consortia and other resource sharing groups.
  3. A record of significant professional and scholarly achievement

To Apply:
Interested applicants must apply online at
http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

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Head Children´s Librarian

Amagansett Free Library

The Amagansett Free Library is seeking a Head Children's Librarian. The successful candidate will be prepared to fulfill our mission as the informational and cultural hub of Amagansett by creating a service program that helps shape the educational trajectory of our community. The position entails collaboration with library staff and local partners to develop the curiosity, critical thinking skills and a love of learning in the young people of the area. Creating engaging, stimulating programming for children and families will be a crucial component of this role. This position is best suited for solution-oriented self-starters who have a genuine love of public service.

Amagansett NY is a small community on the eastern end of Long Island. We have approximately 1300 year round residents, and our numbers blossom to over 5000 in the summer season.

Required Education & Experience

  1. ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies
  2. Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York

To Apply:
Please email lnichols@amaglibrary.org with current CV/Resume and letter of interest.

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Public Services Librarian Position Available

Manlius Library

Job Description:
The Public Services Librarian works both independently and as part of the entire Manlius Library staff to achieve the mission and goals of the Manlius Library.  This includes but is not limited to design, development, planning, organization, management, implementation, promotion, and assessment of adult programs for the community. It also includes promotion of all library services and activities throughout the community.  In this role, the Public Services Librarian collaborates with library staff, community members, and various community groups to develop and promote a diverse and wide range of innovative and engaging programs in support of the library’s mission and vision.

The Public Services Librarian is in a position of responsibility and leadership within the library and is expected to support the development and training of staff members while exhibiting flexibility and professionalism in support of the library’s mission.

Schedule:
This is a full-time salaried position working 35 hours a week.

Position Duties:

  1. Evaluates needs of community and identifies opportunities for new and enhanced adult programs, collaborating with library staff and community partners to design, implement, and assess programs that meet the needs of the community in accordance with the library’s mission
  2. Promotes all library programs and services throughout the community using a variety of different formats and outlets including websites, posters, physical and e-newsletters, and other promotional venues
  3. Identifies trends and opportunities and plans adult programming accordingly
  4. Secures grants to support adult programming needs of library
  5. Stay informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes within both the library profession and the local community
  6. Provide reference and readers advisory services to patrons including assistance
  7. Provides circulation desk support including reader’s advisory, reference services, and computer support as scheduled or required
  8. Other special projects and duties as assigned by the Library Director in support of the library’s mission

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of adults in the community
  2. Ability to work independently, use initiative, organize, set goals, and follow procedures
  3. Strong decision-making skills; accuracy, initiative, and ability to be creative and forward-     thinking; ability to use sound judgment and logical reasoning to resolve problems
  4. Excellent computer knowledge and an understanding of all technology used at the library including knowledge of POLARIS
  5. Proficiency in web development including WordPress
  6. Knowledge and proficiency of written English, including style and editing standards
  7. Knowledge of audio-video technology
  8. Knowledge of and proficiency in graphic design software
  9. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously
  10. Knowledge of reference materials, library collections, and trends and issues in the library profession
  11. Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  12. Excellent communication and customer service skills

Required

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school and a minimum of three (3) years professional library experience.
  2. This position may require working during any of the hours that the Library is open, including evenings and weekends. Although a weekly schedule is established, the needs of the Library may require schedule changes and flexibility.
  3. New York State Public Library Certificate

Physical Requirements
Ability to operate and view a computer screen for extended periods of time. Depth, color, peripheral, and distance vision routinely required. Regular lifting up to 35 pounds. Ability to hear, talk, walk, sit, bend, reach, grasp. Occasional need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. May be required to stand for extended periods of time.

Compensation
Negotiable commensurate with experience plus benefits.

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest and resume, including professional references, to jmilligan@manliuslibrary.org  by 4/17/2019. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. Please include Public Services Librarian in the subject field.

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Part-time LibraryFarm Manager

Northern Onondaga Public Library

The Northern Onondaga Public Library is looking for a part-time manager for our LibraryFarm project.  The LibraryFarm at the Cicero Library is a nationally recognized program that is often referred to as a unique maker space, where the community learns and works together to explore organic growing and sustainable goals.  Got to our website for more information on the LibraryFarm - www.nopl.org/services/spaces/library-farm
Schedule:  The LibraryFarm Manager works an average of 15 hours per week, with a flexible schedule (may work more hours during the growing season) including one Saturday a month and some evening hours.  
Pay Rate:  $15-$18 per hour depending on experience.  Part-time staff members are eligible to join the New York State Retirement System, and receive some employee benefits (vacation and sick leave).  

Experience & Qualifications:

  1. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture and/or related field preferred, but not required.
  2. A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working with community gardens, community engagement/outreach & knowledge of organic farming techniques and landscape maintenance.  
  3. Successful candidate will be a self-starter, high energy, and enjoy working outdoors and independently.
  4. Must enjoy working with a diverse group of people and have strong organizational skills.  
  5. Good computer and writing skills are a plus.  
  6. Vehicle & valid NYS Driver’s License is required to complete job duties.

Responsibilities include:
Outreach & Education

  1. Work with plotters to ensure that each plot is effectively utilized and maintained
  2. Communicate regularly with the plotters and Library Farm Steering Committee
  3. Outreach to various groups to encourage participation in the LibraryFarm
  4. Register plotters for their plots each year and conduct orientation meetings for new participants
  5. Organize and participate in work parties at least twice a year
  6. Coordinate mini cleanup days for plotters through the season
  7. Assist plotters throughout the season with gardening education and problem solving of all kinds
  8. Work with Cicero Library Manager in coordinating programming around the LibraryFarm

Site Work

  1. Lead the preparation of the LibraryFarm in the Spring; including tilling and staking plots
  2. Perform regular garden maintenance functions and assist with organizational landscaping projects
  3. With direction from the Cicero Library Manager and NOPL Director, develop new garden sites

Leadership

  1. Coordinate with Cicero Library Manager, LibraryFarm Steering Committee and others to prepare, improve and develop the LibraryFarm
  2. Recruit, organize, and supervise volunteers and interns to assist with projects on an on-going basis

Administration

  1. Keep accurate records for all matters connected with the LibraryFarm
  2. Solicit in-kind donations from businesses and acknowledge contributions when received

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest, resume and references to Jill Youngs, jyoungs@nopl.org by 4/15 or mail to 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero NY 13039, attention Jill Youngs.

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Computer Network Administrator

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library

The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library welcomes candidates to apply for the position of Head of Adult Services (Librarian II). We are looking for a friendly, dynamic, community-focused individual to join our team. HKDPL has two locations and serves a diverse community of over 36,000 in Rockland County, NY.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Develops and implements policies and procedures to insure efficient computer and telecommunications networks operations, including but not limited to network installation, maintenance, and security
  2. Analyzes various aspects of network operations and oversees modifications and upgrades as needed
  3. Establishes long range plans for network upgrades and expansion
  4. Acts as liaison with vendors to ascertain compatibility of products with existing hardware and software and oversees installation of computer and telecomm applications in order to ensure security and proper installation
  5. Meets with staff to determine network and telecomm needs and to propose problem resolution
  6. Meets with technical staff to discuss network issues and develops methods of improving overall network efficiency
  7. Establishes network standards for hardware and software and network maintenance
  8. Acts as technical support resource in the solution of complex network problems
  9. Develops and conducts training programs for users which includes establishing priorities, scheduling, and conducting sessions, developing training and procedure manuals as well as providing ongoing technical support 
  10. Acts as technical support to library patrons

Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field, 2 years of which were spent developing and maintaining local and wide area digital networks and 2 years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity
  2. OR any other Bachelor or higher degree that included a specialization** in computer science and 4 years of paid work experience developing and maintaining computer networks, 2 years of which were spent developing and maintaining local and wide area digital networks AND 2 years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity. **At least 15 credit hours are required to be considered a specialization. NOTE: 3 additional years of the required "general" experience may be substituted for the Bachelor or higher degree. 
  3. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Note:

  1. This is a civil service position
  2. Permanent appointment to the position is dependent upon the candidate’s rating on a written exam provided by the Rockland County Department of Personnel

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Claudia Depkin at cdepkin@rcls.org by May 3, 2019.

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Librarian Trainee or Librarian I

Center Moriches Free Public Library

The Center Moriches Free Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly, and public-service oriented individual to work up to 20 hours per week.  Hours will include Saturdays, Sundays, and a possible shift during the week.

Duties will be:

  1. Provide reference, research and reader’s advisory service at the adult services desk
  2. Assist patrons in the use of library resources and technology
  3. Share responsibility for collection development
  4.  Instruct patrons in the use of handheld devices such as iPads, Kindles, and Android based systems in conjunction with library download services .

Requirements:
Candidates must have an MLS/MLIS degree or be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school and be available to work Saturdays and Sundays.

Salary:
Salary begins at $22 for Librarian Trainee and $24 for Librarian I

To  Apply:
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please send resumes by mail or email to:
Bob Chesnut
Head of Adult Reference
Center Moriches, NY 11934
bob@centermoricheslibrary.org

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Director of Neighborhood Services

Brooklyn Public Library

As the nation’s sixth-largest library system, Brooklyn Public Library remains true to its original mission “to improve the quality of the minds of the people… and lay the foundation of a better civilization for the future,” though the way we realize that mission has dramatically evolved. BPL welcomes patrons of all ages and backgrounds into our soon-to-be 60 branches, offering access to more than 70,000 free programs a year, and a collection of more than 14 million materials. As the borough’s most democratic civic institution, patrons of all backgrounds can access a wide range of educational, career, cultural, and civic resources at their local library, from citizenship classes for new Americans to tablet and MiFi device lending to oral history workshops.

Brooklyn Public Library’s Director of Neighborhood Services oversees the daily operations of 58 branch libraries and a fleet of book mobiles. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Director of Neighborhood Services is responsible for staffing and supporting regional and branch teams as they deliver services that are inclusive, accessible, and responsive to neighborhood need.

In accordance with BPL’s strategic plan, the Director of Neighborhood Services will have a critical role in supporting collaborative decision-making and continual learning across all staff titles. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of library branch operations, and also offer a broad vision of library leadership that aims to bolster staff morale and increase patron satisfaction. The Director of Neighborhood Services continuously partners with all other departments at BPL. Key to this role will be the ability to work collaboratively with these various teams to ensure excellent customer service, community engagement, and innovation in all of our branches and neighborhoods.

Responsibilities:

  1. Continually assess our customer service impact on the public; find creative solutions to address the needs of our communities
  2. Direct professional development pathways for Regional and Branch library leadership
  3. Create processes that foster greater staff collaboration and project development across our branches
  4. Lead efforts to ensure robust and effective communication between public serving staff and administration
  5. Provide direction and support to team of Regional Librarians, BookMobile staff, Technology Training Coordinator, Manager of Volunteer Resources, and Neighborhood Services Office Manager
  6. Establish branch program and operational priorities
  7. Determine appropriate staffing levels, daily workflow of public service branch staff (including opening and closing processes)
  8. Address staff and labor relations issues in a constructive manner
  9. Collaborate with Capital Projects & Facilities Management to help guide the design of efficient public service operations
  10. Partner with Department of Public Safety to uphold safety and security standards
  11. Serve as one of BPL’s key liaisons between the Library and community stakeholders
  12. Interpret and communicate BPL public service policies to staff
  13. Help define, articulate and champion the Library’s role in diverse and changing urban environments
  14. Visit branches regularly, and provide ongoing mentorship to staff

Qualifications:

  1. M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school
  2. Qualified for a public librarian’s professional certificate issued by the State of New York
  3. Serve on committees and is active in professional associations to raise the visibility of BPL within the profession (ALA, PLA, NYLA, etc.)
  4. A minimum of seven years demonstrated supervisory & management experience in a complex library system
  5. Urban public library experience preferred
  6. Experience with principles and practices of public library system administration
  7. Flexibility
  8. Able to execute BPL vision for library customer service across our branches
  9. Models leadership style that contributes to positive culture change
  10. Able to support and implement strategic priorities as outlined in BPL’s Strategic Plan and advance innovative approaches to library service
  11. Able to assess and recommend solutions for operational and personnel challenges
  12. Effective communicator and relationship builder with peers and interdepartmental teams
  13. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  14. Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change
  15. Proven outreach experience, including but not limited to working with advisory boards, community groups as well as city appointed and elected officials

To Apply:
Interested applicants should be submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/1850/director-of-neighborhood-services/job

To learn more about Brooklyn Public Library, please visit our website: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/

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Library Aide (PT)

Rensselaer Public Library

Rensselaer Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Aide.  Position would include evenings and Saturdays. Duties include running circulation desk, shelving, computer assistance and basic reference. We provide opportunities for projects such as library events and displays. 

To Apply:
Please fill out a Rensselaer County Civil Service application and send to Director@rensselaerlibrary.org.

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ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR III

Schenectady County Public Library

Schenectady County Public Library is searching for an Assistant Library Director III. This position is almost entirely administrative and involves responsibility, under the general direction of the Library Director, for assigned phases of library administration. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed policy with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Acts for the Library Director when delegated to do so. Supervision is exercised over the work and personnel of assigned library functional units.

Sample Job Duties Include:

  1. Recommending policies and procedures to the Library Director;
  2. Conducting studies and analyses of library services and making recommendations based on the changing needs of the community;
  3. Developing, recommending and implementing new programs and/or services upon approval of the Library Director;
  4. Developing grants for library programs and services as appropriate and available;
  5. Representing the library at community and group meetings;
  6. Keeping abreast of current developments in library science and administration through participation in professional organizations, workshops, seminars, continuing education courses and reading relevant literature and publications, and communicates pertinent information to staff to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of library services;
  7. Preparing state, local and other statistical or narrative reports as required;
  8. Participating in the preparation of departmental budgets;
  9. Participating in recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of employees as assigned by the Director.

What are we looking for?
Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of library administration practices; procedures, policies, goals and services; thorough knowledge of modern principles of library science and the application of computer technology to library operations; ability to exercise leadership to train, motivate and supervise library staff; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; the ability to read, comprehend and conduct research studies; ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Minimum qualifications, degree and experience requirements:
A Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or other graduate degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department, or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and six (6) years of professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, three (3) years of which must have been in a public library in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Experience must have been attained after either: receipt of professional certification; or, receipt of Master’s degree from a library school recognized by the New York State Education Department.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid New York State Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department. Public librarian professional certification issued as of January 1, 2010, and thereafter shall only remain valid when 60 hours of professional development are completed every five year period. Such periods will be defined as every five years from the initial certificate date [NYCRR Title 8–Education, Section 90.7 (c)]. Incumbent must maintain certification throughout employment.
Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license which must be maintained throughout employment.

What kind of benefits can you expect to receive?
The salary for this position is $81,700. Schenectady County offers an excellent benefit package including New York State retirement, generous health, dental, vacation, sick and personal leave.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates must submit an application and a resume by April 15, 2019. Applications must be completed on the Schenectady County website: https://mycivilservice.schenectadycounty.com/

Schenectady County is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Hospital Library Services Program Manager

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is hiring a Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager. The HLSP Manager is a professional librarian position that plays a crucial role in the delivery of services to hospital libraries in the Southeastern region. Responsibilities include: providing library services to member hospitals; managing content on hospital library websites; purchasing and managing electronic resources; contributing to a positive work environment; and effectively communicating with members, partners, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage cooperative subscriptions and access to electronic resources for participating hospitals
  2. Serve as consultant to hospital library managers in the following areas:
    1. Reference and research services
    2. Collection development and access
    3. Resource sharing
    4. Marketing and training in library services and collections
  3. Provide contractual services (VITAL Staffing) to member hospitals without librarians
  4. Manage content on the hospital library websites maintained by Southeastern
  5. Market and promote HLSP services to member hospitals
  6. Manage the Medical Information Services Program (MISP)

Required Qualifications:

  1. An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited degree program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in health science libraries
  2. Knowledge of electronic resource management

Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. A thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, goals, and services
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. The ability to become familiar with the unique relationship between libraries and library systems in New York State

Salary and Benefits:
This is a part-time position, with the potential for it to become full-time. The starting salary is $37,000 for 25 hours per week. Southeastern offers partial benefits to part-time employees.

About Southeastern:
Southeastern facilitates resource sharing, information access, and professional development for a diverse membership that includes academic, school, public, special, and hospital libraries, as well as cultural heritage organizations. Southeastern’s service area includes eight Mid-Hudson Valley counties: Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, and Greene.  Southeastern’s headquarters is in Highland, NY, just minutes away from the NYS Thruway.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF to position@senylrc.org with the subject line: Hospital Library Services Program Manager. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. The position will remain open until filled, preferably by or before June 14, 2019.

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Library Director

Springfield Town Library, Springfield, Vermont

Join a vibrant Library, working to revitalize downtown Springfield, VT.  The Library enjoys a prominent Main Street location with strong customer orientation, while the Library Director works closely with many partner organizations such as: the Chamber and public access TV.  We are searching for a dynamic, community-oriented individual with experience in public library administration.  Unique opportunity for a passionate visionary who builds on current strengths to shape the future.

Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing.  New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk.  The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership ability and experience with integrated library systems and library technology.  Ideal qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and three years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a public library.   Salary:  $56,085 - $71,885 depending on experience.  Position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and retirement.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:
The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the Springfield Town Library. The Director is responsible for all operations of the Library, and for developing, managing, and implementing its program of services.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager while exercising independent judgment based on professional and technical knowledge.  The Director works in close cooperation with the Library Board of Trustees, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, goal setting, planning and evaluation, and may refer matters concerning library policy to the Library Board of Trustees for advice.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES PERFORMED (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE):
Strategic Vision and Planning

  1. Evaluates the effectiveness of library services, assesses the need for improvement, and plans corrective actions
  2. Assesses current and future community needs and interests, and develops programs and resources to meet those needs
  3. Collaborates with library staff and the Board of Trustees to prepare a long-range plan, including goals and objectives and a program of services
  4. Formulates and recommends policies, for approval by the Board of Trustees, to support and implement the library mission and program of services

Community Relations Management

  1. Creates a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone, upholding the highest standards of service
  2. Participates with the Friends of the Springfield Town Library, providing advice and support as an ex officio member of the FOSTL Board of Directors
  3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, the general public, news media and municipal bodies
  4. Promotes, publicizes and advocates for the library through news releases, social media, blogs and other traditional and non-traditional means available
  5. Develops outreach services to extend library services beyond the library building
  6. Participates as a member in civic and service organizations
  7. Serves as the representative of the library, speaking before community, civic and other organizations to promote and publicize library services
  8. Monitors public perceptions of the library and addresses patron complaints and public criticism of the library

Human Resources Management

  1. Supervises and schedules staff and volunteers, assigning tasks to make effective use of individual talents
  2. Recruits and hires qualified library employees
  3. Oversees training and professional development of library staff
  4. Evaluates the performance of all library staff on a regular basis, using those evaluations to provide guidance and assistance as needed
  5. Recommends merit step increases under the Town’s Personnel Regulations and the collective bargaining agreement, and terminates employees following established procedures
  6. Motivates and encourages staff in improving job performance and abilities
  7. Creates a positive workplace environment fostering cooperation, collaboration, civility, inclusion and safety
  8. Maintains personnel records

Financial Management

  1. Prepares the annual budget request, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and library staff, for presentation to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen
  2. Manages the approved library budget, including authorizing expenditures by the Town Finance Department
  3. Maintains financial records and prepares financial reports to the Town and Vermont Department of Libraries
  4. Works with the FOSTL Board to develop a budget to support the library mission
  5. Develops grant and other funding sources, including the “E-Rate discount.”

Collection Management

  1. Supervises the selection, acquisition preparation, and withdrawal of library materials, to meet community needs and in compliance with the library’s Collection Development Policy
  2. Ensures that cataloging and classification of library materials adheres to accepted standards
  3. Maintains accurate records of public use of the collections

Information Technology Management

  1. Oversees maintenance of computers, network equipment, software and other information technology required
  2. Utilizes knowledge of library systems, best practices and marketplace issues to maximize efficient operation of library technologies
  3. Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies in library and information services
  4. Maintains statistical reporting tools, using data analysis to drive decision-making
  5. Participates in the management of the Catamount Library Network

Facilities Management

  1. Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, including HVAC, communications, and security systems
  2. Reviews current and future facility needs
  3. Recommends improvements and future developments to meet changing community needs
  4. Coordinates use of space for programs, meetings, and other events

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science (or Library & Information Science) from a university accredited by the American Library Association.
  2. Professional public library experience, including progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience.
  3. Proficiency with computers, networks, electronic resources, social media and emerging technologies.
  4. Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Koha.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  2. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, municipal departments, community organizations, individuals, and library stakeholders
  4. Good oral and written communication skills
  5. Ability to exercise independent judgment and analytical thinking
  6. Well-developed organizational skills
  7. Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends
  8. Ability to train and supervise staff and volunteers, including assigning tasks, delegating responsibility, coordinating activities and evaluating job performance.
  9. Ability to instruct staff and the public in using library technology
  10. Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and strategic plans
  11. Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patrons and patron transaction records.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
As with all Library positions, the Library Director must be aware of and work in accordance with the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, the Springfield Town Library Policy Manual, the Town’s Personnel Regulations and the Library collective bargaining agreement.  The Library Director must understand the importance and statutory requirement of confidentiality, and respect and maintain the confidentiality of Library patrons and patron records.  The Library Director is expected to be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

This job description is intended to illustrate the range of duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and is not all-inclusive. The Library Director performs other duties as needed, including unforeseen responsibilities which may develop in the future.

To Apply:
Send application, cover letter and resume no later than April 26, 2019 for a late starting date in May.  Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 or email to toshr@vermontel.net. A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required.  The form is located on the Town website on job openings.  In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com

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Director

Fairport Public Library

Eligibility:
Those meeting the following requirements are invited to apply:

  1. Anyone who currently has a permanent appointment from a Civil Service List as a Library Director III and desires a transfer in grade.
  2. Anyone whose name currently appears on the Monroe County Civil Service Library Director III List.

Library Background:

  1. Fairport Public Library (FPL) serves a dynamic community in southeast Monroe County NY near Rochester NY. The service area consists of the Fairport Central School District  including Village of Fairport along the Erie Canal.
  2. FPL is a School District Library: it is a unique arrangement of a school district-aligned but independent library. FPL is not a department of either of the town or village or the Fairport Central School District (FCSD).  It has a 5 member board elected by the residents of the Library District for governance and its budget of over $2.8M per year is funded by dedicated local property taxes voted on independently each year by residents of the FCSD.
  3. The FPL was chartered in 1906 and has grown and developed over the years into the highest (and still growing) circulation library in Monroe Country, outside of the City of Rochester.  FPL is a member of the Monroe County Library System.  The FPL has robust digital as well as traditional media collection.
  4. It provides over 1,300 well attended programs yearly for adults, teens and children in many areas including technology support, life skill enhancement, literacy, citizenship, job search and improvement, etc.
  5. A major facility renovation was completed in 2015, including technology upgrades and enhanced patron services as well as community meeting and training rooms.
  6. The library has been the recipient of awards for outstanding support, services and contributions to patrons and the community.

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:

  1. Policy/Long Range Planning - Formulates, recommends and implements policy/plans in conjunction with the Library Board of Trustees and library staff.
  2. Finances/Budget - Works with the Library Board of Trustees budget committee to formulate the annual budget and presents the approved budget annually to the community. Directs and supervises the budgeting and expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues per policies. Oversees expenditures from funds provided by the Friends of the Fairport Public Library. Coordinates library support operations with school district support services personnel.
  3. Community Relations - Coordinates with Village, Town, and School officials regarding ways to enhance library impact and operations. Investigates cooperative programming with civic, business, and school groups. Oversees relations with the Friends of the Fairport Public Library.
  4. Human Resources/Personnel - Recommends and administers personnel policies. Oversees recruitment of candidates, appointments and promotions within positions authorized by the Board of Trustees per NY Civil Service requirements. Recommends new or upgraded positions as warranted. Provides leadership, mentoring, motivation and retention of staff at all levels. Supervises the work and training of librarians and administers the personnel policies, including preparing or reviewing performance evaluations of staff members.
  5. Physical Facility - Supervises the maintenance of the library facility and recommends repairs, alterations, and enhancements. Works with the Library Board to plan and implement long-range facility projects.
  6. Library Services - Develops and evaluates plans connected to Long Range Plan for library services, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services, collections and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community. Oversees collection development within policy parameters and ensures timely acquisitions. Oversees a diverse range of program offerings developed by the programming librarians. Oversees the work of the technology team responsible for network and computer operations, computer security, and technology- based library services. Oversees the marketing and publicity programs of the library.
  7. Inter-Library Services - Represents the Fairport Public Library on Monroe County Library System (MCLS) groups and committees. Participates in Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC)  committees when applicable.
  8. Professional Development - Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses, and professional materials.

The selected candidate will be evaluated in the following areas:

  1. Establishment and enhancement of a productive relationship with the board.
  2. Enhancing library impact and results through leadership and sound management capabilities.
  3. Demonstrating successful fiscal management and compliance to policy and controls.
  4. Inspiring staff via personal and professional leadership.
  5. Ongoing engagement with the community leaders and patrons.

Minimum qualifications:  

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  2. Possess NYS Public Library Certification.  
  3. Record of success and 5 years or more progressing experience, including at least 3 years managerial experience in a public library.

Compensation:  

  1. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Current minimum is $83,756 per year.
  2. The Library offers competitive benefits, including participation in the New York State Retirement Plan.

To Apply:
Submit a current professional resume and professional references NO LATER THAN April 3, 2019, to:

Fairport Library Director Search
Fairport Public Library
1 Village Landing
Fairport NY 14450

Or submit via email in .pdf or word.doc format to  davegiamfpl@gmail.com

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Library Director

Cortland Free Library

The Cortland Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, enthusiastic and innovative Library Director to lead the library forward and continue to meet the needs of the community. The Library Director plans, coordinates and provides day-to-day management of the library, including supervision of all library employees. Both within the library and in the community at large, the Director communicates and works toward achieving the library’s goals as stated in its mission statement and long range plan. The Director reports to and works cooperatively with a 15-member elected Board.  

We are seeking a dynamic leader who will play an active role in and advocate for library services for our diverse community.  The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, problem- solving, advocacy, technological and fiscal management skills.  A commitment to ensuring high quality services and best practices for our library is essential.  
The Library, located in downtown Cortland, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive renovations to the 20,220 square-foot building were completed in 2017.  Cortland, a small city of approximately 20,000 people, is the southeastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region.  Syracuse and Ithaca are each about a 30-minute drive.
Cortland Free Library is an association library and member of the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS). It is funded by a library tax as well as an endowment and has a 2019 budget of $531,068.  Cortland Free Library serves over 30,000 residents within its chartered area and circulates over 124,000 items annually.   We have a dedicated staff of 4 full-time and 8 part-time employees, an active Friends group and support from volunteers.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Have the ability, initiative and experience to establish effective working relationships with staff, the public, volunteers, Friends of the Library, peers, FLLS and the Board.
  2. Promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community by interacting with the community, local organizations and elected officials.  
  3. Represent, with support from the Board of Trustees, the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library.  
  4. Plan and implement innovative library programs and services.
  5. Provide the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
  6. Seek, write, and administer grants to provide additional sources of funding.
  7. Maintain a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and best practices by attending and participating in professional organizations, meetings, workshops and continuing education courses.

Required Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent program
  2. Eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification
  3. A minimum of two years library experience with increasing responsibility, including some supervisory and administrative duties.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. A strong commitment to public service and community engagement
  2. Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees, personnel and the community
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, project management skills
  4. Basic knowledge of library finances and budgets
  5. A valid driver’s license

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $50,000 or higher based on qualifications, experience and proven results. A competitive benefits package, including participation in the New York State Retirement System, is provided.

To Apply:
Send letter of application, resume and three references to: cflsearch@gmail.com. Application deadline is April 30, 2019. Questions can be sent to CFLBoardPres@gmail.com

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Library Director

Dundee Library

Finger lakes rural library seeks dynamic applicant for a management of library services position. This person must show a comfort with current technology, be aware of future library and publishing trends, use excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written. Must be skilled in sensitivity and effectively respond to and reaching out to members of the community, staff and Board.

Requirements:
Minimum requirement is a 4 year degree

Salary:
$38K-$43K commensurate with education and library experience.

To Apply:
Position available March 16, 2019. Interviewing will start May 1, 2019. Submit resume with references to Trustee President: Mia Clemens, mac6033@gmail.com

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Library Director

Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, Stockton and Cassadaga Branch Library

The Library Director serves as the library's primary public representative in the community. The Director develops programs, organizes, manages and promotes the services of the library. The work will involve carrying out library policies as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and standard library practices.  The Director will work with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS) in planning and implementing best practices for the Stockton/Cassadaga/Pomfret population.

The Director will be the working supervisor of  library staff and volunteers.  She/he will report to the Board of Trustees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Record daily library usage and circulation. Submit a monthly report to the Board of  Trustees.  Compile the Annual Report for CCLS and NY State.
  2. Select library materials for acquisition based on knowledge of patron preferences, current trends, popular titles and CCLS recommendations.  
  3. Assure processing of new materials is completed in a timely manner.  
  4. Maintain a data base of  library materials and  patron  lists.
  5. Manage Interlibrary Loan materials.
  6. Assist patrons in selecting materials .Guide patrons in the use of computers,tablets and the  Internet and social media.
  7. Provide an organized office environment. Pick up and process mail (USPS and  email). Maintain an orderly filing system and recording procedure.  Assist patrons using the copier and  fax .
  8. Assist the Library Board Treasurer in creating a yearly budget.
  9. Supervise library personnel and volunteers .  Provide a clear calendar of events, work schedules and duties.
  10. Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees , System workshops and the annual meeting of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
  11. Organize library programs(i.e. Summer Reading, Story Hour and other topics of community interest).
  12. Seek and apply for grants as they are offered.
  13. Promote and maintain community contacts in order to understand the needs of the population  served  by the library.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A general knowledge of basic library procedures.
  2. Willingness to provide an open, welcoming environment in the Library.
  3. Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff .
  4. Consistently use tact and courtesy dealing with patrons.
  5. Interest in learning best library practices, current trends and techniques.
  6. Proficient communication skills(writing,speaking,listening).

COMPENSATION:
The Library Director works a flexible 20 hour week.  The hourly rate is $16.   

To Apply:  
Upload a letter of interest and resume to seymourlibrary@cclslib.org

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Associate Library Director

City of Rochester / Monroe County Library System

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the Monroe County Library System services departments and the MCLS Office;
  2. Maintain budgetary control for the library system;
  3. Recommends new types of system-wide services particularly involving emerging technology trends;
  4. Provides consultation services for all member libraries;
  5. Participate in strategic planning;
  6. Study operating procedures recommend revisions / improvements as needed;
  7. Lead system-wide teams;
  8. Attend board meetings
  9. Participate in system reviews and policy making decisions
  10. Serve as liaison to City, County and State agencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution.  PLUS
  2. Any Bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized by the State of New York,
  3. OR completion of 120 undergraduate semester credit hours; AND
  4. Five (5) years of professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.

Special Requirements:
At time of appointment applicants must have a:

  1. NY State Librarians Certificate;
  2. NY State driver’s license;
  3. Vehicle available for daily use.

Salary:  
$80,319 to $105,906/Annually

To Apply:  
Applications are being accepted until 5:00 PM on Monday, April 22, 2019. Apply online at https://www.cityofrochester.gov/jobopportunities/

Posted 3/22